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1. instrument

noun. ['ˈɪnstrəmənt'] a device that requires skill for proper use.

Synonyms

  • optical instrument
  • sonograph
  • analyzer
  • measuring device
  • analyser
  • plotter
  • whip
  • extractor
  • cauterant
  • navigational instrument
  • surveyor's instrument
  • arm
  • cautery
  • surveying instrument
  • measuring system
  • device
  • measuring instrument
  • instrument of execution
  • tracer
  • weapon system
  • engine
  • weapon
  • drafting instrument
  • instrument of punishment
  • scientific instrument

Antonyms

  • fear
  • unobvious
  • disappear
  • long

Etymology

  • instrumentum (Latin)
  • instruo (Latin)

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Rhymes with Instrument

  • abandonment
  • abatement
  • aberrant
  • abhorrent
  • abortifacient
  • abridgement
  • absent
  • absorbent
  • abstinent
  • abundant
  • accelerant
  • accident
  • accompaniment
  • accompaniment
  • accomplishment
  • accountant
  • accouterment
  • accoutrement
  • achievement
  • acknowledgement

Sentences with instrument


1. Noun, singular or mass
Use the screwdriver or other long, sharp instrument to test the soil.

Quotes about instrument


1. Lord, make me an instrument of thy peace. Where there is hatred, let me sow love.
- Francis of Assisi

2. It is my aim, my destination in life to make the cello as beloved an instrument as the violin and piano.
- Mstislav Rostropovich

3. The method of political science is the interpretation of life; its instrument is insight, a nice understanding of subtle, unformulated conditions.
- Woodrow Wilson

2. instrument

noun. ['ˈɪnstrəmənt'] the means whereby some act is accomplished.

Synonyms

  • tool
  • way
  • means

Antonyms

  • listed security
  • insecurity
  • insecureness
  • danger

Etymology

  • instrumentum (Latin)
  • instruo (Latin)

3. instrument

noun. ['ˈɪnstrəmənt'] a person used by another to gain an end.

Synonyms

  • pawn
  • cat's-paw
  • supporter
  • helper
  • assistant

Antonyms

  • authorized
  • unauthorized
  • behave
  • discontinue

Etymology

  • instrumentum (Latin)
  • instruo (Latin)

4. instrument

noun. ['ˈɪnstrəmənt'] the semantic role of the entity (usually inanimate) that the agent uses to perform an action or start a process.

Synonyms

  • participant role
  • instrumental role

Antonyms

  • confine
  • spell
  • birth

Etymology

  • instrumentum (Latin)
  • instruo (Latin)

5. instrument

noun. ['ˈɪnstrəmənt'] any of various devices or contrivances that can be used to produce musical tones or sounds.

Synonyms

  • electronic musical instrument
  • percussive instrument
  • barrel organ
  • electronic instrument
  • calliope
  • grind organ
  • keyboard instrument
  • wind
  • street organ
  • mouth bow
  • musical instrument
  • music box
  • device
  • musical box
  • hurdy gurdy
  • jew's harp
  • hurdy-gurdy
  • hand organ
  • bass
  • stringed instrument
  • percussion instrument
  • steam organ
  • wind instrument

Antonyms

  • clasp
  • enlist
  • hold
  • engage

Etymology

  • instrumentum (Latin)
  • instruo (Latin)

6. instrument

noun. ['ˈɪnstrəmənt'] (law) a document that states some contractual relationship or grants some right.

Synonyms

  • security
  • testament
  • living will
  • income tax return
  • affidavit
  • letters testamentary
  • work permit
  • manifest
  • writ
  • negotiable instrument
  • brief
  • deed of trust
  • release
  • authorization
  • act
  • permit
  • bill of indictment
  • legal brief
  • acquittance
  • measure
  • assignment
  • authorisation
  • document
  • tax return
  • title
  • return
  • law
  • deed of conveyance
  • ship's papers
  • indictment
  • patent
  • letters of administration
  • judgement
  • passport
  • written document
  • arraignment
  • papers
  • conveyance
  • working papers
  • mandate
  • licence
  • derivative instrument
  • will
  • legal document
  • official document
  • debenture
  • impeachment
  • judgment
  • articles of incorporation
  • enactment
  • license
  • legal instrument
  • derivative
  • trust deed
  • legal opinion
  • work papers
  • judicial writ
  • certificate
  • deed
  • bill
  • power of attorney
  • written agreement
  • opinion

Antonyms

  • recall
  • freeze
  • classify
  • inactivity

Etymology

  • instrumentum (Latin)
  • instruo (Latin)

7. instrument

verb. ['ˈɪnstrəmənt'] write an instrumental score for.

Synonyms

  • write
  • instrumentate

Antonyms

  • fail
  • forbid
  • criminalize

Etymology

  • instrumentum (Latin)
  • instruo (Latin)

8. instrument

verb. ['ˈɪnstrəmənt'] address a legal document to.

Synonyms

  • address

Antonyms

  • activity
  • overact

Etymology

  • instrumentum (Latin)
  • instruo (Latin)

9. instrument

verb. ['ˈɪnstrəmənt'] equip with instruments for measuring, recording, or controlling.

Synonyms

  • fit out
  • fit
  • equip

Antonyms

  • outlaw
  • criminalise
  • disallow
  • reject

Etymology

  • instrumentum (Latin)
  • instruo (Latin)
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